Aussies heading over to the US this May have the perfect opportunity to experience a true melting pot of musical flavours as the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis has finally released its highly anticipated line-up. The yearly festival that has people from all around the world booking tickets even before the line-up has been announced is taking place between May 5-7. As previous festivals have hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, this year is no different and hosts a barrage of artists that you can’t find at any other festival.
Set to the backdrop of the City of Memphis – known for all things music, festival goers will enjoy nightly headliners like The Lumineers, Greta Van Fleet, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Earth Wind & Fire, HARDY, Jazmine Sullivan, The Roots, AJR and 311, a diverse line-up that is sure to bring the best vibes to the city. After a four-year hiatus, music-goers are excited to see the festival return to Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis with the opportunity to experience the sounds of alternative, R&B, hip hop, indie, folk, reggae, country and the blues.
The Beale Street Festival is part of the wider festival Memphis in May, which encourages everyone to come together for a taste of some of the best live music on offer while also experiencing all that the Tennessee city has to offer. Taking place right off the iconic Beale Street, there is no better spot for the event to kick off and with the Mississippi River and Memphis skyline framing the park it is set to be a memorable three days.
“As Memphis has a long musical history and is known as the home of blues, soul & rock’n’roll, the Beale Street Music Festival is quintessentially Memphian and one of our most important events on the calendar. Some people travel from all over the world to experience it along with all the other events happening during Memphis in May. The line-up at the festival never disappoints and this year’s festival will give travellers the ultimate Memphis experience,” said Chris Ingram, Director of Memphis Tourism Australia & New Zealand.
Other notable acts in the line-up include Memphis-native hip hop queen GloRilla, Blues guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr., reggae icon Ziggy Marley, indie rock geniuses Young the Giant and classic rockers like Live, PJ Morton, The Struts and so much more.
While the Beale Street Music Festival is just one of the many exciting things taking place in Memphis this year, those that find themselves travelling there later on in the year are in luck as the city is never short on a packed festival calendar. Here are some other events worth checking out while in the city of Memphis:
- World Champion BBQ Cooking Contest (May 17-20)
- Margarita Festival (June 3)
- Memphis Summer Cocktail Festival (July 14)
- Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival (August 12)
- Bourbon & Bacon Festival (October 6)
- Memphis Food & Wine Festival (October 14)
Find 3-day ticket passes to the Beale Street Festival on sale now for only $205, but at a price that is very limited, now is the time to snatch up tickets before prices increase and supply runs out. Why not make the most of the exciting festival and purchase a VIP pass which offers a number of additions like exclusive seating, covered platforms with non-obstructed views of each stage, VIP-only bars with countless food and beverage options, all for a starting price of $995.
Full line-up is here: www.memphisinmay.org/bsmf